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Old 07-06-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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side mount CB antenna on 2001 Allegro

I have ordered a Firestik side mount NGP antenna. I plan to have it enter in the back of one of the overhead cabinets on the drivers side. Is what I see in the back of the cabinet the side wall or is this another layer? How thick is the wall? I would appreciate details from someone who has done this. Thanks. EdT
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I have the 2001 Allegro 31 IA, Workhorse. When you open the the front overhead cabinets you are looking at the cabinet sides or backs. There is nothing more than a thin sheet of foil backed fibreglass between the cabinets and the front cap. My cabinets are long gone. They came out so the cap could be properly insulated. The overhead that the fans, speakers and visors hang from was recut to allow fitting up a 25" flatscreen. I never could decide where to bring my CB antenna lead in so I just brought it in the door. Up on the roof I fastened a galvanized electrical workbox cover under two of the existing cap to roof trim strim screws. The mag-base antennae sits there just fine. Good luck!!
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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We're getting an 02 Georgetown this coming weekend. It doesn't have a CB radio. I have one (including the antenna) from a C10 pickup I sold a couiple of years back. The antenna has a bracket for mounting on the fender/hood joint.

I have two questions. Way back when, CB's could only be used by "C's". Since I'm a resident alien of British citizenship, I was specifically denied access to a "Citizen's" band radio. Has that restriction been dropped?

Secondly, what would be the best installation scheme for a CB antenna?. My feeling is that a sidewall installation above the driver's door would probably work best. Our new-to-us rig has a driver's door.

I'm not totally convinced of the utility of a CB, but I figure, since I already have one, it doesn't cost much to put it in.

How much benefit does a CB really bring? Is it worth the trouble to install it?


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Old 07-07-2010, 02:14 AM   #4
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Since you have the Firestik ordered, have them send th M-2 side mount as well. It looks like the side mount that you see on all the trucker's with the big fiberglass cab, great mounting system and no coax ot bolts showing after installation.
I mounted 4' firestik high enough that I had at least 2/3rds of the antenna above the roof line. I mounted it between the driver door and the windshield on the A pillar, that way you can remove the left side inner windshield moulding for easy access to the wiring & coax, makes a neat install. Good luck, Happy Trails and travel safe,
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